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        Opera Bucolica, Georgica, et Aeneis

      Paris: natu major. 1798. First Edition. Hardcover. Edition limited to 250 numbered copies on large paper (this being #129). xi, 572pp. Full burnished red paneled calf decorated with blind fleurons, spine in compartments with five raised bands decorated in blind and gold, titles lettered in gold, inside dentelles. Edges uncut, marbled endpapers. Signed by Didot on the limitation page. Frontispiece and twenty-two engravings with drawings by Gérard and Girodet engraved by Baquoy, Beisson, Copia, Delignon, Godefroy, Malbeste, Marais, Massard, Mathieu, Patas, Simonet, and Viel. With the bookplate of a prominent Italian aristocratic family with ties to Napoleon on the front pastedown endpaper. Old note from a dealer or collector specifying the number of plates tipped in. Very mild foxing to the edges, generally not affecting the engravings, professional repairs to title and last leaf, faint stain to one of the leaves. "Véritable édition de luxe: elle est fort correcte et rare." Graesse VI.344. "The first of the great folios printed by Didot... " Ray 70. ; Folio .

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        La Nuova Olanda e la Nuova Guinea.

      1798 - Rome, 1798. Original colour. 365 x 490mm. A rare map of Australia and New Guinea, from the 'Nuovo Atlante Geografico Universale'. The emphasis of the map is the charting of Captain Cook down the east coast: most of the marked features are those named by Cook and his crew between the Torres Strait and Tasmania, which is shown as part of the mainland. The title is within a decorative title cartouche with two aboriginies, one of whom strangely carries a bow.

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        Plan des Iles Kuriles et des Terres peu connues situees a la suite de ces Iles: d'apres un manuscrit conserve dans les Archives d'Ochotsk qui a ete communique a M. Lesseps en 1788.

      Paris 1798 - Kupferstich von Bouclet/Herault, 50 x 70 cm. Sehr gut erhalten, breitrandig. Wide margins, very good condition. * Das Kartenbild reicht von der Südspitze Kamtchatkas bis zum Norden Japans, mit kleiner Nebenkarte der Aleuten. Im Norden Japans sind gestochene Berichte über die dort lebenden Völker enthalten: im Lande Nanacaki (Nangasaki?) regieren zehn Chefs; die Einwohner besitzen Gold und Silber und tragen seidene Kleider; man findet dort Kanonen, Gewehre und Militärmusik; sie besitzen keine Wollstoffe, sondern nur Seide und Baumwolle. Ein russisches Schiff sei herzlich empfangen und gebeten worden, bald wiederzukommen. Die Einwohner einer großen Insel tragen kurze Kleider und lange Hosen, sie treiben Seehandel mit den Bewohnern der Amur-Gegend, diese liefern Otter-, Fuchs- und Zobelfelle und nehmen dafür Gold, Silber und Wertvolle Stoffe. Quite a detailed chart of the Chain of the Kourile Islands just off the Aleutians, which was taken from a manuscript chart in the Archives of Ochotsk, by the 23 year old de Lesseps, on his momentous overland journey back to France with Laperouse's charts and drawings. A cartographically important chart showing the Region between Kamtchatka's South and Northern Japan. The chart with wide margins, in very good condition.

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        Der Bierbräuer'.

      - altkolorierter Kupferstich v. G. Vogel n. A. Gabler (Gäbler) b. Johann Peter Voigt, 1798, 13,5 x 8,5 (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Memoria sobre a caneleira para acompanhar a remessa das plantas, que o Principe N. Senhor manda transportar para o Brazil.

      Lisbon, Na Regia Officina Typografica, (1797 or 1798) @1797. - Woodcut Portuguese royal arms on title page. 11 pp. 4?, bound in large-8? size late nineteenth-century gilt- and black-stamped cloth with monogram "KG" in center. Slight soiling on title page; small wormhole in lower margin of title page (repaired) and next three leaves, not affecting text. Uncut. In very good condition. ---- FIRST and ONLY EDITION of this work on the cinnamon tree, written to accompany a consignment of them that D. Jo?o was having shipped to Brazil. The author relates the history of growing cinnamon, pepper, ginger and other spices and drugs in Brazil, citing Duarte Ribeiro de Macedo and P. AntÛnio Vieira, among others. He then expounds more practical matters: uses for different parts of the cinnamon plant, type of soil and terrain necessary to grow it, etc.Rodrigues attributes the work to Fr. JosÈ Mariano da ConceiÁ?o Veloso (1742?-1811), a native of Minas Geraes and a noted botanist who published many other brief works on agricultural subjects, as well as the lengthy @Florae fluminenses, 1790, an exhaustive study of Brazilian vegetation. Borba de Moraes and InnocÍncio, however, do not list this among Veloso's works.The @Memoria probably dates after 1792, when D. Jo?o effectively replaced his mother D. Maria I, but before 1799, when he was officially named Prince Regent. The imprint, "com licenÁa da Sua Magestade," suggests a date of 1797 or 1798: the Imprensa Nacional @Catalogue cites this imprint as used only during those years (pp. 458-66).---- Borba de Moraes (1983) II, 555. Not in InnocÍncio; on Veloso, see V, 56 and XIII, 121. JCB @Portuguese and Brazilian Books, 801/3 (we think dated erroneously). Rodrigues 2481. Not in @Imprensa Nacional. Not in Bosch. NUC: DLC, InU, DCU-IA (giving a tentative date of 1780). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Chart of the Great Pacific Ocean or South Sea, to Illustrate the voyage of Discovery Made By the Boussole and Astrolabe in the Years 1785, 86, 87 & 88. No 3

      G G & J Robinson, London 1798 - Orig hand-coloured engraving showing Great Pacific Isand (New Zealand is shown as 'Zealand'). Free-floating & backed. Size: 53.8cm x 43cm

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        The Duty of Constables, containing instructions to Constables, Petty Constables, Headboroughs, Tythingmen, &c. in the several particulars of their office. The fifth edition.

      Printed for G.G. And J. Robinson. 1798 vii, [1], 32pp, 8vo. Some sl. browning. Bound in near contemporary blue marbled stiff boards, paper spine; backstrip & corners a little worn. Contemporary name of John Stobart at head of titlepage, inscribed on dedication leaf, ''John Stobart to Henry Harrison'.ESTC T121033, BL & National Trust only.First printed in Gloucester in 1790, this is the first, and only, London edition; the other three editions were printed either in Gloucester or Louth. It is organised in 46 sections dealing with all manner of incidents that a constable might encounter - nightwalkers, riot, gaming houses, executions, noting that 'you are to endeavour to suppress all indecent behaviour in the spectators, who are but too apt to consider as a holiday-shew, what is really the most serious exhibition in the world'.

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        TA., Universität, "Ansicht des Churkölnischen Residenz = Stadt Bonn. Vue de la Ville et Residence Electorale de Bonne.".

      - aquarellierte Umrißradierung v. Ziegler n. Janscha b. Artaria et Comp. In Wien, 1798, 35 x 45,5 Blatt 41 der berühmten Rheinserie. - Wasserzeichen "C Honig ".

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        Brief mit eigenh. U.

      St. Petersburg, 24. III. 1798.. ½ S. auf Doppelblatt. 4to. Beiliegend adressiertes Kuvert.. An Dorothea von Medem, Herzogin von Kurland (1761-1821), mit Dank für ihre Glückwünsche zur Geburt seines Sohnes Michael: "Madame ma Cousine. J'envisage les felicitations que Votre Altesse vient de m'adresser sur la naissance de mon fils le Grand Duc Michel comme une preuve de Son Amitie et de l'interet qu'Elle prend au bien etre de ma Maison. Je La pie d'agreer mes remercimens & de croire aux sentimens d'estime & de Bienveillance avec les quels Je suix [...]". Großfürst Michael Pawlowitsch von Russland (1798-1849) war am 8. Februar (28. Januar) als letztes Kind von Zar Paul I. und Prinzessin Sophie Dorothee von Württemberg geboren worden. Drei Jahre später, am 24. März 1801, wurde der Zar von adeligen Verschwörern ermordet.

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        Histoire Naturelle, Generale Et Particuliere

      White Lotus, Paris 1798 - Histoire Naturelle, Generale Et Particuliere [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Vindication Of Homer And Of The Ancient Poets And Historians, Who Have Recorded The Siege And Fall Of Troy. In Answer To Two Late Publications Of Mr. Bryant

      York: Printed By W.Blanchard, For T.Cadell, Jun. And W.Davies, London, 1798. First Edition. Morritt travelled in Greece and Asia Minor from 1794 to 1796. The present work, based on his visit to the Troad in November 1794 with James Dallaway and the artist Gaetano Mercati, was written in response to Jacob Bryant's Dissertation concerning the War of Troy (1796) and Observations upon a Treatise, entitled a Description of the Plain of Troy (1796), in which Bryant argued that the Trojan War never took place and that no such city as the Phrygian Troy ever existed. Abbey, Travel, 398. Blackmer 1157. 4to. pp. 1 p.l., 124. 1 folding double-page aquatint map of the Troad & 5 folding double-page aquatint plates after drawings by Gaetano Mercati. modern quarter calf (plates offset, 1 plate & a few leaves foxed)

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        Containing Aphorisms on Literature, Life, and ManneÖ

      Good with no dj. First edition, thus. London: Printed for C. Dilly in the Poultry, 1798. rare. Octavio, 446pp. Cloth spine strip with marbled paper over boards. Binding is solid, covers are clean with the front cover still weakly attached, abrasions to covers especially to the rear , no markings inside except for owner bookplate and lovely owner signature dated 1840, pages clean, last few endpapers have some staining, and some bubbling to rear pastedown.

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        IMPORTANT COLLECTION OF VIRGINIA SESSION LAWS PASSED DURING THE EARLY FEDERAL PERIOD, 1790 - 1798].

      Richmond. 1790-1798. - 48,66,44,123,56,39,59,48,51pp. Antique-style half calf and marbled boards, leather labels. Mild soiling. First titlepage tanned and expertly backed, some ink stains and calculations on other titlepages, all but three titlepages with ink notations reading "Treasury." Minor foxing, last leaf of index lacking in first imprint. Very good. An important collection of rare Virginia laws published from 1790-98. This volume contains all of the session laws of Virginia as a state from October 1789 through December 1797. Many of the title pages carry ink inscriptions (in some cases extensive, in fine period penmanship) stating "Treasury," they bear a number of contemporary annotations ranging from jottings to substantive notes. A complete list of the imprints included here is as follows: 1) ACTS PASSED AT A GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA.ON MONDAY, THE NINETEENTH OF OCTOBER, IN THE YEAR OF OUR LORD, ONE THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED AND EIGHTY-NINE. [1790]. 48pp. Lacking last leaf. EVANS 23017. Includes both acts passed and the proceedings of the Assembly for the year. The act creating Kentucky is printed here. 2) ACTS PASSED AT A GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA.ON MONDAY, THE EIGHTEENTH OF OCTOBER, IN THE YEAR OF OUR LORD, ONE THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED AND NINETY. [1791]. 66pp. EVANS 23943. Includes acts passed and the resolution of the state Senate to accept the Assumption Act, trading claims in western lands in return for the Federal government taking over state debt, although a resolution of the House of Delegates rejecting the proposal is also printed here. 3) ACTS PASSED AT A GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA.ON MONDAY, THE SEVENTEENTH DAY OF OCTOBER, ONE THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED AND NINETY-ONE. 1791. 44pp. EVANS 24963. Includes acts passed, and the votes on the Bill of Rights as submitted. Virginia agreed to all twelve sent to the States, although in the end only ten passed enough states. 4) ACTS PASSED AT A GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA.ON MONDAY, THE FIRST DAY OF OCTOBER, ONE THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED AND NINETY-TWO. 1793. 123pp. EVANS 26388. Acts passed, including extensive regulations of the militia and the courts. 5) ACTS PASSED AT A GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA.ON MONDAY, THE TWENTY-FIRST DAY OF OCTOBER, ONE THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED AND NINETY-THREE. 1794. 56pp. EVANS 27997. Acts passed, including, as in all years, laws ranging from large issue of national importance to myriad acts for the benefit of individuals, ranging from freeing a slave or annulling a marriage to major issues. 6) ACTS PASSED AT A GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA.ON TUESDAY, THE ELEVENTH DAY OF NOVEMBER, ONE THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED AND NINETY-FOUR. 1795. 39pp. EVANS 29796. All acts passed. 7) ACTS PASSED AT A GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA.ON TUESDAY, THE TENTH DAY OF NOVEMBER, ONE THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED AND NINETY-FIVE. 1796. 59pp. EVANS 31499. All acts passed. 8) ACTS PASSED AT A GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA.ON TUESDAY, THE EIGHTH DAY OF NOVEMBER, ONE THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED AND NINETY-SIX. 1797. 48pp. EVANS 33126. All acts passed. 9) ACTS PASSED AT A GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA.ON MONDAY, THE FOURTH DAY OF DECEMBER, ONE THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED AND NINETY-SEVEN. 1798. 51pp. EVANS 34934. EVANS 23017, 23943, 24963, 26388, 27997, 29796, 31499, 33126, 34934.

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        The Baronage of Scotland Containing an Historical and Genealogical Account of the Gentry of that Kingdom

      Bell & Bradfute, 1798-01-01. Hardcover. Acceptable. B001F7D5SQ THE/BARONAGE/OF/SCOTLAND;/CONTAINING, /AN HISTORICAL AND GENEALOGICAL/ACCOUNT OF THE GENTRY OF THAT KINGDOM:/COLLECTED FROM THE/PUBLIC RECORDS AND CHARTULARIES OF THIS COUNTRY;/THE/RECORDS AND PRIVATE WRITINGS OF FAMILIES;/AND THE/WORKS OF OUR BEST HISTORIANS. Edinburgh, Bell & Bradfute, et alia: 1798. First edition, begun in Douglas" lifetime but unfinished at the time of his death, and completed by various editors who had been working under Douglas; the text includes a brief explanation of the essential symbols of heraldry. Each family with a warrant for arms has its coat of arms illustrated in the text. Collation: 1 blank leaf, title page, i-xii; 623 pages; 1 blank leaf. A large format book, 43.5 cm x 28.5 cm. An eighteenth ownership signature is dated 1798. The 1/4 leather boards are bumped around the edges. An old bookseller"s pencil notation indicates that this volume was all that was published in 1798. Printed on very fine heavy laid paper. Front cover detached and leather spine attached only on one side. Lighter coloured free endpapers indicate possible rebinding. Binding is tight and secure. More pictures available upon request. Heavy and/or oversized. Expedited or International Shipping may require additional postage.Shipped promptly in a padded envelope or cardboard box.

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        Eigenh. Albumblatt mit U.

      Wien, 10. IV. 1798. - 1 S. Qu.-8vo. Mit Herderzitat: "Wie der Schatten früh am Morgen / Ist die Freundschafft mit dem Bösen, / Stund' auf Stunde nimmt sie ab; / Aber Freundschaft mit dem Guten / Wächset wie der Abend Schatten, / Bis des Lebens Sonne sinkt. [.] Zum wohlwollenden Andenken empfiehlt sich / Kotzebue." - Dem Morgenschatten nicht unähnlich sollte auch Kotzebues Freundschaft zu Wien und seinen Hofschauspielern von Stund' auf Stunde abnehmen: noch vor Ende des Jahres am Personal seines Hauses gescheitert, legte er seine Direktion "krankheitshalber" nieder. Allerdings sicherte er sich ein lebenslanges Jahresgehalt von 1000 fl. und wurde vom Kaiser zum Hofdichter ohne Verpflichtung zurm Aufenthalt in Wien ernannt. - Im Rand gering angestaubt bzw. fingerfleckig, sonst wohlerhalten. Am Unterrand alte Signaturvermerke in Bleistift. Hübsches Widmungsblatt, einem Album amicorum entnommen.

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        Quaderno de Leyes, y agravios reparados a suplicación de los tres estados del Reyno de Navarra, en las cortes del año 1757, por la . Don Fernando, II de Navarra, y VI de Castilla, . ., y en su nombre, por el Excmo. Señor Fr. D. Manuel de Sada, . con acuerdo de los del Real, y Supremo Consejo .

      1798. . 1798 - Miguel de Cosculluela. Reimpreso en Pamplona. . 1 Vol. . Ant.+port. + 32 pp. + 252 pp. Folio. Pergamino de época. Siglo XVIII , Vasco-Navarro (Imprenta Vasco-Navarra), Vasco-Navarro (Navarra) . Recopilación de las leyes promulgadas y aplicadas en Navarra. Portada con escudo de Navarra. Ejemplar encuadernado en pergamino. Buen estado. .

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        Encyclopædia; or, A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Miscellaneous Literature; Constructed on a Plan, by which the Different Sciences and Arts are digested into the Form of Distinct Treatises of Systems ?

      Philadelphia: Printed by Thomas Dobson, 1798. First edition of the first encyclopedia printed in America, "greatly improved." The text from the third edition of the "Encyclopedia Britannica" with some revisions, including the section on "America" which was written by Jedidiah Morse. The "finest group of American engravings of the century" and as such signified the "coming of age of American book illustration." (Wroth). Illustrated with five hundred and forty-two copperplates engraved by Robert Scott, James Thackrara, E. Trenchard, the Smithers, John Vallance, James Akin, William Barker, Joseph Bowles, Francis Shallus, Henry W. Weston, Joseph Seymour and others. Leaves of illustration placement at the back of the volumes. 18 vols. 4to. Contemporary tree calf, citron morocco labels for title and black morocco labels gilt for volume numbers. Rubbed, joints cracked on several volumes but stitching firm, some chipping of labels especially those of volumes 10 and 18, spines chipped on volumes 4, 11, 15 and 18, and waterstaining of lower covers and margins of volumes 2 and 18. Some light browning or offsetting, the waterstaining in lower margins of volume 18, but a very attractive copy of this work. In nine brown cloth open end boxes. With the contemporary printed booklabel of Joshua Davis in most volumes and signature of Geo. P. Tyler. From the library of Norman Rockwell. First edition of the first encyclopedia printed in America, "greatly improved." The text from the third edition of the "Encyclopedia Britannica" with some revisions, including the section on "America" which was written by Jedidiah Morse. The "finest group of American engravings of the century" and as such signified the "coming of age of American book illustration." (Wroth). Illustrated with five hundred and forty-two copperplates engraved by Robert Scott, James Thackrara, E. Trenchard, the Smithers, John Vallance, James Akin, William Barker, Joseph Bowles, Francis Shallus, Henry W. Weston, Joseph Seymour and others. Leaves of illustration placement at the back of the volumes. 18 vols. 4to. A landmark publication, not just the largest printing project undertaken in America at the time, but one that marked "the end of printing in America as a household craft and the beginning of its factory stage of development." (Wroth p. 294) Dobson employed the printers John Baine and his grandson who used type cast and paper made in Philadelphia. Work began in 1790, initially with the object of publishing solely by subscription in weekly parts. The scale of production soon changed that to roughly half a volume per quarter and the initial print run of 1000 doubled (requiring a reprint of the first volume). He set was finally completed in 1797 though bear 1798 on the title pages. The text was mostly drawn from the third edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica, though includes some original contributions by Americans such as Jedidiah Morse. This is handsomely embellished by the illustrations engraved by Scott, Thackaray, Valance and others. Obviously wide-ranging, some such as the anatomical plates are the first of their type to be printed in America. Evans explains the rarity of complete sets: "[F]rom various causes, chief among which were, its irregular manner of publication, and the period of years required in its printing, copies of the work are uncommonly found even in the older and larger libraries, and all have some peculiarities or defects . . . When the risks of publication are considered, the courageous and admirable manner in which the publisher carried out the work to a conclusion, gives the name of Thomas Dobson, of Philadelphia, a high rank in the book-publishing annals of this country." This set includes a receipt made to Samuel Wetheril Jr and signed by Thomas Dobson for the eighteenth volume. This could well have been Samuel Wetherill who was the "first manufacturer of cloth, jean and fustian in Philadelphia," formed the United Company of Pennsylvania for the Establishment of American Manufactures in 1775, and was among the founders of the Society of Free Quakers after being excommunicated for his support of the American cause during the Revolution. (Faragher "Encyclopedia of Colonial and Revolutionary America."). Evans 22486; Library Company of Philadelphia "First American Editions" p. 10; Rink "Technical Americana" 116; Silver "The American Printer"; Ward. Gerald "The American Illustrated Book in the Nineteenth Century," Wintertaur, 1987; Wroth "Colonial Printer"; Sabin 22555. PMM 218 for the first edition of the "Encyclopedia Britannica"; Arner, Dobson's Encyclopaedia

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        Theoretische Astronomie Erster Theil: Sphärische Astronomie. Zweyter Theil: Theoretische Astronomie. Dritter Theil: Physische Astronomie

      J. F. Hartknoch, Riga 1798 - 27 x 21 cm 184, 367, 338 S., Hldr. d. Zt. Einband berieben und bestoßen, Rücken etwas lädiert, hinteres Gelenk gebrochen, innen sonst sehr gut erhalten [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        BONN. - Bad Godesberg. "Gegend bey Godesberg". Kleines Schlößchen mit Walmdach und Nebengebäuden, Gartenanlage mit Bachlauf, im Vordergrund Personenstaffage.

      - Altkol. Umrißradierung von Johann Ziegler nach Lorenz Janscha, 1798, 30 x 44 cm. Schmitt, Rhein-Beschreibungen 114, 40. - Aus der berühmten Sammlung "Collection de cinquante Vues du Rhin". Mit reicher aquarellierter Linieneinfassung. Am rechten Rand restauriert, sonst farbfrisch und gut erhalten.

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        Zeichnungen nach dem gemeinen Volke besonders Der Kaufruf in Wien. Etudes prises dans le bas peuple et principalement Les Cris de Vienne. Nach dem Leben gezeichnet v. C. Brand Professor der bildenden Künste.

      Vienna, T[ranquillo] Mollo, [after 1798]. - Folio (348 x 474 mm). Engr., coloured t. p., 45 engr. plates in original colour and toned borders. Contemp. half calf with marbled covers; spine attractively gilt (remains of giltstamped spine label; modern red cover label). Luxury copy of the third edition, which contained more plates than any previous one. Engraved by C. and Fr. Brand, J. Feigel, C. Conti, J. E. and S. Mansfeld, Quirin Mark, J. Mössmer, S. Schytz and others. The plates show the various professions, peddlers and travelling salesmen who were common sights on the Viennese markets of the late 18th century: the pretzel baker, chicken seller, sausage salesman, postman, bird-dealer, milk lady, night watchman, etc. All drawn by the Viennese painter and engraver Johann Christian Brand (1722-95), who taught at the Vienna Academy of Arts. The collection had been first published in 1775-76 comprising 40 plates; a second issue released in 1780 contained the same material. A new edition produced in 1796 contained a mere 38 plates, to which the third edition added seven completely new illustrations. This edition was published in uncoloured and coloured versions, as well as in the present luxury edition distinguished by its inked and colour-toned borders and especially delicate colouring. - Corners bumped; spine-ends damaged. Insignificant fingerstaining to wide blank margins near beginning; the plates, usually encountered only in strongly browned state, are very clean, showing luminous, crisp colour; unusually fine wove paper. An outstanding copy. Beall Ö 5. Kaut 6. Cf. Lipperheide Ebb 1. Colas 423. Hiler 110. Massin 219. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Analyse sur la justice du commerce du rachat des esclaves de la cÙte d'Afrique.

      London, Baylis, 1798. - (1 l.), xvii, 68 pp. 8?, contemporary tree sheep (slight wear at head of spine), smooth spine with gilt fillets. Overall in very good condition. Contemporary 22-line ink manuscript inscription on rear free endleaf recto. Old ink owner's signature of title page. Bookplate of Joaquim Pessoa. ---- FIRST EDITION, rare. Azeredo Coutinho argues that both slavery and the slave trade are indispensable for the agricultural development of Brazil, and thus for the prosperity and security of Portugal and her Empire. Azeredo Coutinho wrote the @Analyse in 1796 and submitted it to the Academia das Sciencias, which refused to publish it. He then translated it into French and had it printed in London, 1798. As the debate over the slavery question became more heated, Azeredo Coutinho expanded the work, adding 48 new sections (the Portuguese text has 131, compared to 83 in the French) and new footnotes. In 1808, he was finally granted a license to publish the work in Portuguese. It is surely not coincidental that the British had abolished slavery in the previous year and were pressuring the Portuguese to do the same.Azeredo Coutinho (1742-1821), a native of Rio de Janeiro, was one of the most influential Brazilian writers of his time, a leading figure in the Brazilian Enlightenment, and "the greatest reactionary of his time" (Borba). He served as archdeacon of Rio de Janeiro, bishop of Pernambuco and inquisitor general in Portugal, and he worked with great zeal to develop the commerce and industry of his native Brazil.---- Borba de Moraes (1983), I, 229: "This work is rare. It was written in 1796, first published in French, and only appeared in Portuguese in 1808"; @PerÌodo colonial p. 106. ESTCT148889. NUC: DLC, RPJCB and MB. OCLC: cites only an eBook (642455227) reproduced from the original at the Bodleian Library of Oxford University. Porbase locates two copies in the Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal, and one in the Biblioteca Jo?o Paulo II-Universidade CatÛlica Portuguesa. Copac cites fourteen locations, but only two, Oxford University and the National Library of Scotland appear to hold hard copies of the first edition; the others have microfilm copies and / or are listings for internet resources. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Life of Doctor Benjamin Franklin

      New-London [Conn.] : Printed for Charles Holt, 1798-01-01. Leather Bound. Very Good. New-London [Conn.] : Printed for Charles Holt., 1798.(vi, [1], 8-200, [4] p., [1] leaf of plates) : port. 8vo. Fully bound in contemporary calf skin leather. Black Morocco spine label with gilt lettering. Tight binding and solid boards. Minor shelf wear. Slight rubbing to boards. Scuffing to edges. Owners inscription on ffep. Clean, unmarked pages with minor toning. Preface includes a letter from Richard Price. Pages 106-162 have the continuation of Franklin's Life written by Henry Stueber. No frontispiece illustration. "Extracts from the last will and testament of Dr. Franklin."--P. 163-172. List of subscribers' names, [4] p. at end.The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin is the common title for the unfinished record of Franklin's life, written by himself from 1771 to 1790. Published in various formats and with numerous edits, this work has become one of the most influential examples of an autobiography ever written.

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        Geschichte der Poesie der Griechen und Römer, von Friedrich Schlegel. Ersten Bandes erste Abtheilung.

      - Berlin, Johann Friedrich Unger, 1798. 8vo. (2),+ 236 pp. Sewn as issued, in contemporary marbled wrappers, gilt spine with label. Fine copy from the library at Ericsberg, with the book plate of Carl Jedvard Bonde. All published of the first edition of Schlegel?s second book, an important study of the classic literature, in which he developed the thesis that the Greeks had achieved perfect harmony in their civilization and art. In Berlin he also edited the literary quarterly ?Athenaeum? (1798-1800). Friedrich von Schlegel (1772-1829) was one of the founders of the German romantic movement, and best known for his writings on literary and cultural history. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        uvres, Revues, corrigées par l'Auteur, imprimées sur ses manuscrits autographes, et augmentées de la Langue des calculs, ouvrage posthume

      de l'Imprimerie de Ch. Houel 1798 - - de l'Imprimerie de Ch. Houel, Paris An VI - 1798, in-8 (12x20cm), 23 volumes reliés. - Première édition collective. Reliures de l'époque en plein veau fauve moucheté. Dos lisses ornés de caissons et fleurons dorés, ainsi que de pièces de titre et de tomaison vertes. Roulette végétale dorée en encadrement des plats. Toutes tranches jaunes. Quelques coiffes accidentées et épidermures. Joli exemplaire en reliure d'époque, auquel on a ajouté un portrait gravé de l'auteur. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] Binders of the time in speckled full calf fawn. Back smooth decorated with boxes and gilded florets, and parts of green title and volume number. Golden roulette vegetable boards coaching. All yellow slices. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Geschichte des armen Herrn von Mildenburg, in Briefen herausgegeben. Zweyte Auflage. 3 Bände.

      Hannover, Administration der Ritscherschen Buchhandlung, 1797-, 1798. - 8°. 8 Bll., 336 SS.; 16 (1 w.) Bll., 320 SS.; 20 Bll., 327 SS., mit gestochener Vignette im ersten Band Leinenbände um 1850 mit goldgeprägten Rückenschildern Goed. IV 1, 616, 17; Wolfstieg 41519. Seltene zweite Ausgabe des zuerst 1789-90 erschienenen, großen gesellschaftskritischen Romanes von Knigge, der viel von seiner eigenen Enttäuschung wiedergibt. "Ich liefre hier die Geschichte eines Mannes, der mit dem Grundsatze in die Welt tritt: "daß Jeder glücklich seyn und seine guten Zwecke durchsetzen könne, der immer weise und immer redlich handelte." Bey allen Schritten, die er thut, scheint indessen dieser Grundsatz zur Lüge zu werden.". " [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Unterhaltungen aus der Naturgeschichte. Der Insecten erster Theil. [Und:] Der Insecten zweyter Theil. [Und:] Der Insecten dritter Theil.

      Augsburg, Engelbrechtische, 1796 - 1798 - Kl.8°, 1. Teil: Gestochenes Titelbl., XLVIII, 376 S. u. 1 zweimal gefaltete gestochene «Instructionstafel» u. 46 gestochene u. handkolorierte Taf.; 2. Teil: Gestochenes Titelblatt., 424 S. u. 52 gestochene handkolorierte Taf.; 3. Teil: Gestochenes Titelbl., 418 S., 11 Bl. Register u. 52 gestochene handkolorierte Taf., Kart. d. Zt. m. handschriftl. Rückenschildchen, Rundum-Rotschnitt, Deckel u. Kanten etw. berieben, einige Abspleissungen des Überzugspapiers, Ecken etw. bestossen, jeweils Einträge von alter Hand a. Vs.; die Tafeln in Bd. 2 im Text verteilt eingebunden, im 1. und 3. Teil hingegen im Anhang auf Vakat-Trägerblättern montiert, die mit den Insekten-Bezeichnungen von alter Hand in Tinte beschrieben sind (die Tafeln im Bund vom Leim tlw. fleckig bzw. gespleisst); 1. Teil: Blatt mit den S. 65 f. fehlt; 2. Teil: Taf. 38 etw. gebräunt; 3. Teil: Käfer Nr. 202 auf Taf. 29 und Käfer Nr. 228 auf Taf. 32 ausgeschnitten, Käfer Nr. 310 auf Taf. 39 mit Verlusten, Taf. 47 verkehrt eingehängt; allg. gutes, farbfrisches Ex. Jeweils Erstausgabe. - Der vollständige Teil der Insekten (bei 25 Bänden des Gesamtwerks). - Gottlieb Tobias Wilhelm (1758 - 1811) war der Sohn des Augsburger Kupferstechers und Kunstverlegers Christian Wilhelm, Inhabers der Martin Engelbrechtischen Kunsthandlung. Er besuchte von 1767 bis 1777 das Gymnasium bei St. Anna, studierte von 1777 bis 1781 in Leipzig Theologie, Philosophie und Philologie bei den Professoren Ernst Platner, Samuel Friedrich Nathanael Morus and Johann August Ernesti. Seit 1781 war er im Dienst der protestantischen Kirche in Augsburg, 1782/83 vertretungsweise auch Lehrer am Gymnasium bei St. Anna. Von 1786 bis 1796 war er Diakon der Barfüsser-Pfarrei, von 1796 bis 1806 Diakon bei St. Jakob und von 1806 bis 1811 Pfarrer der Barfsser-Pfarrei. Wilhelm war Mitglied mehrerer naturforschender Vereinigungen: ?Gesellschaft Naturforschender Freunde zu Berlin?, ?Naturforschende Gesellschaft zu Halle?, ?Vaterländische Gesellschaft der Ärzte und Naturforscher Schwabens? und ?Regensburgische Botanische Gesellschaft? Er war ein beliebter Prediger und Verfasser von Artikeln für Kalender, Almanache und Zeitschriften (überwiegend anonym). Seit 1792 Veröffentlichung der Unterhaltungen aus der Naturgeschichte im väterlichen Verlag in wöchentlichen Lieferungen, mit Illustrationen von namhaften Augsburger Kupferstechern. 1600 gr. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Ossian fils de Fingal barde du troisième siècle ; poésies galliques EDITION ORIGINALE

      à Paris: Chez Dufart, 1798. Fine. Chez Dufart, à Paris 1798, 7 tomes en 7 Vol. in-18 (8x13,5cm), reliés. - French collective First edition, bringing Ossian Macpherson (translated by Letourneur) and gaëlliques poems of Ossian (translation by St. George) John Smith. Binding in full brown calf porphyry time. Smooth back adorned with coffered grotesque and two concentric irons, as well as Greek wheels. As an exhibit in red morocco, and volume number in black leather. Gilt edges. Tail Hat Volume I threadbare. Some corners bumped. Friction. Nice set rather elegant and decorative. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale collective française, réunissant Ossian de Macpherson (traduit par Letourneur) et les poèmes gaëlliques d'Ossian (Traduction par Saint-George) de John Smith. Reliures en plein veau brun porphyre d'époque. Dos lisse orné de caissons à la grotesque et de deux fers concentriques, ainsi que de roulettes grecques. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge, et de tomaison en maroquin noir. Tranches dorées. Coiffe de queue du tome I élimée. Quelques coins émoussés. Frottements. Jolie série, plutôt élégante et décorative. On aurait peine à croire aujourd'hui l'immense engouement de l'Europe entière pour les poèmes d'Ossian, prétendument du troisième siècle. Le monde des arts versa dans une complète passion pour les celtes et la poésie d'Ossian (On sait que Napoléon en fut particulièrement friand), célébrant l'auteur comme l'Homère du nord, et chaque nation fut bientôt conduite à rechercher ses racines littéraires nationales. L'Ossianisme fut ainsi le précurseur des romantismes nationaux, et le levier artistique pour gagner des terres étrangères au néo-classicisme (Ingres et Le rêve d'Ossian). Macpherson est l'auteur de cette supercherie littéraire, mais on sait aujourd'hui que si certains passages sont entièrement de lui, d'autres suivent rigoureusement d'anciennes poésies irlandaises retrouvées et que possédaient l'auteur (ces poésies furent retrouvées chez lui après sa mort). John Smith parcouru l'Ecosse à la recherche de textes anciens dont il livra les plus intéressants, sans retoucher le texte. Ces poésies furent considérées plus frustes et moins géniales que celles d'Ossian.

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        Réflexions Historiques et Critiques sur les dangers de la Variole naturelle; sur les différentes méthodes de traitement; sur les avantages de l'Inoculation et les succès de la Vaccine, pour l'extinction de la Variole. Se trouve à Paris, chez l'Auteur, et à l'imprimerie des Hospices Civils, an XIII (1805). RELIE AVEC (en tête): 2). (du même). Mon Journal. De l'an 1807, ou voilà les gens du 18me. Siècle. De la Vaccine, etc. etc. , Seconde édition, revue, corrigée et augmentée; A la fin de laquelle on a joint la réfutation des trois derniers ouvrages anglais, traduits en français en 1807, contre la découverte de Jenner. Quelques réflexions sur l'Education, suivies d'une Lettre de J.-J. sur le même sujet, et d'une Lettre au Gastronome. A Paris,

      - 2 ouvrages en 1 volume in-8. 1). 2ff. 96pp. 4 tableaux hors-texte. 2). 1f. II. 221pp. Demi-veau, dos lisse orné (reliure de l'époque). Intéressant recueil réunissant deux ouvrages dans lesquels l'auteur plaide avec une éloquence presque baroque en faveur de la vaccination, découverte quelques années plus tôt par Jenner (1798). J. Parfait était notamment le médecin du Prince de Neuchatel. 1). Première Edition sous ce titre d'un ouvrage initialement paru sous forme de thèse de doctorat en 1804 et dans lequel l'auteur mêle à ses observations médicales, des considérations sur l'éducation, sur les femmes, etc. "Pour donner aux gens du monde l'envie de lire son ouvrage, (l'auteur) a cherché à réparer par les avantages du style les inconvéniens de la sécheressse du sujet; et ses efforts pour y parvenir ont été tels, qu'il se trouve presque toujours au-delà du but qu'il vouloit atteindre; c'est ainsi que nous rendons raison de quelques passages un peu ampoulés, que l'on remarque dans cet écrit " (Recueil Périodique de la Société de Médecine de Paris). 2). Edition Originale (?), malgré la mention de seconde édition portée au titre, de cet ouvrage dont nous n'avons pas trouvé trace d'une édition antérieure; la Bibliothèque Nationale n'en conserve aucun exemplaire, Quérard ne mentionne que la présente édition et le CCFR n'en répertorie qu'un seul exemplaire dans les bibliothèques françaises (Bibliothèque Municipale de Dole). L'auteur développe plus longuement les thèmes exposés dans son premier ouvrage, en particulier ses vues sur l'éducation avec de longues références à Jean-Jacques Rousseau. Chacun des deux ouvrages contient par ailleurs un curieux appendice adressé "à l'auteur de la Gastronomie" et "au Gastronome", ce qui désignait Joseph Berchoux, littérateur ami de l'auteur et dîneur de haute volée, à qui l'auteur rend longuement hommage en évoquant, lyrique, les repas donnés chez le poète et les plats qu'on y dégustait. Berchoux est surtout connu pour son poème intitulé "La Gastronomie" (1801), souvent réimprimé et qui consacrait la première utilisation moderne du mot "Gastronomie" en français. Bel exemplaire très frais. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Le Isole degli Amici Delineate sulle Observazioni del Cap. Cook.

      1798 - Rome, 1798. Original Colour. 505 x 370mm. Published in the scarce atlas, the 'Nuovo Atlante Geografico Universale', this map is one of the most decorative of Tonga. Taken from the accounts of Captain Cook, who called the chain the Friendly Islands, it has an illustrated title cartouche and three insets.

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        Memoirs of the Author of a Vindication of the Rights of Woman

      London: J. Johnson and G. G. and J. Robinson,, 1798. Octavo (174 × 105mm). Original boards, neatly rebacked. Engraved frontispiece portrait by Heath after Opie. Offset from portrait frontispiece as usual. One leaf lightly marked. A very good, uncut copy. First edition. Godwin's touching and frank account of his wife's life marks an important step in the development of the art of biography. The details of her sexual liaison with Imlay, the birth of her illegitimate daughter, and her suicide attempts, all scandalized contemporary readers for whom biographies were expected to be glowing accounts of admirable qualities. Godwin, the grieving widower, was determined that the public deserved to know the whole truth about this remarkable woman.

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        A Bill . . . for granting an Aid and Contribution for the Prosecution of the War . . . by Granting certain Duties upon Income [with] A Bill [As Amended on Re-commitment] [with] Schedule to Income Duty Bill [with] A Bill . . . Extending [the first Act]

      Ordered to be printed 8th December 1798 [and subsequent dates] 1798-99, London - Modern wraps somewhat strained, light browning, one blank margin torn away, the Taussig copies; two copies of the first, one of the other three, in ESTC The rare bills establishing and extending the first legislation imposing direct taxation in Great Britain, Pitt's Income Tax Act of 1799 [39 Geo III c.13], as the country sought to finance the Napoleonic Wars, still the ancestor of today's tax regime [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        A Bill for granting an Aid and Contribution for the Prosecution of the War by Granting certain Duties upon Income [with] A Bill [As Amended on Re-commitment] [with] Schedule to Income Duty Bill [with] A Bill Extending [the first Act]

      London: Ordered to be printed 8th December 1798 [and subsequent dates], 1798-99. Modern wraps somewhat strained, light browning, one blank margin torn away, the Taussig copies; two copies of the first, one of the other three, in ESTC The rare bills establishing and extending the first legislation imposing direct taxation in Great Britain, Pitt's Income Tax Act of 1799 [39 Geo III c.13], as the country sought to finance the Napoleonic Wars, still the ancestor of today's tax regime

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        Stadtplan ('Plan Nouveau & Très Exact De La Ville D' Amsterdam, - Nieuwe Platte Grond Der Stad Amsterdam, - Te Amsterdam, bij Mortier, Còvens en Zoon 1796. - Gegraveerd door C. van Baarsel, Amst. 1795, gecorrigeerd 1798.').

      - kolorierter Kupferstich von 2 Platten gedruckt v. Cornelius van Baarsel b. Mortier, Cóvens en Zoon in Amsterdam, dat. 1798, 54,8 x 94,2 (56 x 95,5) D' Ailly, Catalogus van Amsterdamsche Plattegronden, S. 82, Nr. 339; Tooley's Dic. of Mapm. Rev. Ed. A - D, S. 64 (Cornelius van Baarsel, 1761-1826) u. S. 308 (Mortier Covens & Zoon, fl. from 1794. - Zeigt einen Stadtplan (Befestigungsplan) von Amsterdam mit Einzeichnung der wichtigsten Gebäude. - Unten mittig dekorative franz.-niederl. Titelkartusche mit Verlegeradresse; rechts daneben Kompaßrose; unten links außerhalb des Plans Stechersignatur von C. van Baarsel mit zusätzl. Datierung. - Oben links Kartusche ('Publieke Gebouwen, Kerken, Gestichten, Hofjes etc.') mit Erklärungen; oben rechts Kartusche ('Straaten En Steegen') mit Erklärungen; unten links Meilenzeiger. - Auf 'Het Y' zahlreiche Segelschiffe. - Auf dem Plan Gitterlinien; die Sektionen dieses Netzes sind außerhalb des Planrandes mit Gross- u. Kleinbuchstaben Referenzbuchstaben) markiert. - Die Karte mit Einzeichnungen der Magazine der Niederländischen Ostindien-Kompanie (Vereenigde Oostindische Compagnie - VOC) und der Werft sowie den Docks. (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request) [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        George Washington on the XYZ Affair and Possible Congressional Treason

      Mount Vernon, VA 1798 - Autograph Letter Signed, to James McHenry. Mount Vernon, Va., March 27, 1798. 2 pp., 7 1/2 x 8 3/4 in. "letters have been intercepted. of a treasonable nature. if founded, what punishment can be too great for the Actors in so diabolical a Drama. It has always been my belief that Providence has not led us so far in the path of Independence of one Nation, to throw us into the Arms of another."During the Revolution, Dr. James McHenry and Washington developed a close friendship, which they maintained throughout and after Washington's presidency. McHenry, acting now as Secretary of War under John Adams, continued to brief the former president. Details of the XYZ Affair - the French refusal to accept American emissaries and the demand for a bribe to start negotiations - had only been released to Congress by President Adams on March 20. A week later, in this extraordinary letter, Washington informs McHenry that he has heard of a report identifying American participants. A treasonable correspondence had supposedly been intercepted from some members of Congress who advised the Directory government of France to maintain a "hostile appearance" to force the U.S. to pay the bribe.Less than four months later, the ex-president agreed to accept a new commission as lieutenant general and commander-in-chief of the Armies of the United States, though with the understanding that he would only join the army if it had to take the field against a French invasion. Complete TranscriptMount Vernon 27th March 1798.Dear Sir, (75) Your favour of __ came safe, and in due time: for the information contained in it I thank you; your request was immediately complied with, as every one of a similar nature shall be. A Report is circulated in Alexandria and its vicinity, transmitted (it is said) in private letters from Philadelphia, that a correspondence has been discovered, or more properly, letters have been intercepted from some M-rs of Co-g -ss [Members of Congress] to the D-ct-y of F- [Directory of France], of a treasonable nature. Containing, among other matters, advice not to receive our Envoys; on the contrary, to menace us with hostile appearances, and they might rely upon bringing the U. States to her terms. The name of one person has been mentioned to me. Cruel must these Reports be, if unfounded, and if founded, what punishment can be too great for the Actors in so diabolical a Drama. The period is big with events, but what it will produce is beyond the reach of human Ken. On this, as upon all other occasions, I hope the best. It has always been my belief that Providence has not led us so far in the path of Independence of one Nation, to throw us into the Arms of another. And that the machinations of those who are attempting it, will, sooner or later, recoil upon their own heads. Heaven grant it may happen soon, upon all those whose conduct deserve it. With truth I am always Yours Go: WashingtonJames McHenry Esqr[Docketed on page four] March 27th 1998/ Mount VernonHistorical BackgroundDespite the Franco-American alliance that had won America its independence, as France's 1789 revolution became more radical and bloody, tensions between the two countries grew. After the monarchy was overthrown in 1792, the new government started to export her revolution by going to war with Britain and much of the rest of Europe. Rather than supporting our former ally, Washington declared American neutrality. America's refusal to pay its Revolutionary War debts to France (arguing that the debt was owed to the now extinct monarchy, not the new government) hadn't helped the relationship. In 1793, the French ambassador to the United States, Citizen Gent, attempted to circumvent Washington's Neutrality Proclamation by arriving in Charleston, not Philadelphia (the temporary capitol), and directly recruiting American privateers to fight the British on the seas and the Spanish in Florida. President Washington demanded that the Fre. (See website for full description)

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        The reports of the Society for Bettering the Condition and Increasing the Comforts of the Poor. Vol.I [ - Vol.V]

      London: printed for the Society, by W. Bulmer and Co. 1798[-1808]. Reports nos.1-30 in 5 vols., 8vo., various paginations (at least 400pp. per volume but see further notes below* about collation), contemporary marbled boards, uniformly rebacked fairly recently in calf, gilt lettered and lines. In very good state of preservation. See Goldsmiths 37701. The 'Bettering Society', although widely supported by philanthropic Londoners, not least by members of the Clapham Sect, including William Wilberforce and Zachary Macaulay, was at heart the philanthropic engine of Sir Thomas Bernard (1750-1818), the son of Sir Francis Bernard, Governor of Massachusetts, who was, from 1785, virtually a full-time philanthropist. 'From the 1770s on food prices tended to rise faster than wages and many were forced to apply for parish relief. Other problems emerged from changing working relations in town and country, while during the 1790s poor rates rocketed and famine threatened a number of private relief schemes. Bernard adopted the ideas of Count Rumford on soup kitchens and the economical nutrition of the poor and promoted these generally. In 1796, along with William Wilberforce, Shute Barrington, bishop of Durham, Frances Elizabeth King, and others, he established the influential Society for Bettering the Condition and Improving the Comforts of the Poor. The society's principal aim was to promote good practice in poor relief measures by means of propaganda. The society's Reports collected information respecting the poor, and the best way of relieving their hardship. A central aim of this work was always to enable the poor to better their own condition through applying justly administered assistance, rather than to discipline them or make them objects of dependence. Incentives and examples were preferred to compulsion and control, with Bernard opposed in general to workhouse principles. Instead self-help and independence were to be fostered amid the lower orders. Moral improvement stemming from evangelical Christianity was to play a major role in the self-betterment of the poor. Bernard published exemplary tales of working men and women who had, through acts of economy and thrift, hard work, and initiative, supported their own families. ..... There emerged from the work of Bernard and the Society for Bettering the Condition of the Poor a school for the indigent blind, the Cancer Institution, and the Fever Institution, alongside other initiatives. He was also interested in allotments, friendly societies, Sunday societies, schools of industry, medical charities, penny clubs, the aged poor, and schemes for the promotion of vaccination.' [R.D. Sheldon in ODNB]. * The collation of this set brings up some anomalies. While the First Report> is the second printing (edition) of 1798, the Contents> list refers to the pagination of the first printing (edition). The Report>, nonetheless, is absolutely complete. Also, as often happens with annual reports and other serial publications, individual title-pages of the annual reports are sometimes discarded by binders. In our case the individual title-pages for the 25th to 28th and the 30th Reports> have all been discarded. Two leaves in the 4th volume have been torn with the loss of page numerals and a couple of words. In all other respects the text is complete. NOTE: A few later Reports> were also published. The British Library seems to have copies of those for 1811 and 1815-17 (the 31st and 37th to 40th).

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        Skandinavisk Museum. Ved et Selskab. Bind. 1-7.

      Kiöbenhavn 1798-1803. 2 foldede plansjer. Fine samt. skinnbd. med fargede skinn tittelfelter. Rik ryggdekor i gull

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        Gesamtansicht von Koblenz u. Ehrenbreitstein ('Ansicht von Coblenz').

      - aquarellierte Umrißradierung v. Johann Ziegler n. Lorenz Janscha b. Artaria u. Comp. in Wien, 1798, 39 x 50 1. Ausgabe auf van der Ley Papier mit getuschter Umrandung. (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Historia del más famoso escudero Sancho Panza, desde la gloriosa muerte de D. Quixote de la Mancha hasta el último dia y postrero de su muerte. 2 TOMOS

      - .- .- .- M.- Villalpando imp.- .- 1798.- 9x14 cm.- T. I:8 hh + 352 pp.-T. II: 7 hh + 270 pp.- .- .- Pasta española con pequeños roces.- .- El tomo 1º, falto de portada y hoja de derechos (por lo demás, completo) fue editado en la Imprenta Real, 1793. Palau no cita la 2ª parte. A excepción de las faltas reseñadas, buen ejemplar. Muy raro.ATENCIÓN: EN EL PAGO CONTRA REEMBOLSO EL PRECIO DEL ENVÍO SE INCREMENTARÁ EN 3.00 EUROS

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        Essai sur la théorie des nombres.

      Paris, Duprat, an VI [1798] - 4to (255 x 195 mm), pp [xxiv] 472 [56]; a very nice copy in contemporary French tree calf, spine gilt with geometric patterns and caduceuses. £3250First edition, one of the fundamental works in the history of number theory, containing Legendre's discovery of the law of quadratic reciprocity, described by Gauss as the 'gem of arithmetic'. Although Legendre had first given a demonstration of this law in the Mémoires of the Academy of Sciences, Paris, 1785, his presentation was incomplete and only fully developed in the present work. This work also contains his researches on Fermat's last theorem and the group of integers which can be represented as sums of three squares. This work also demonstrates him as a precursor of analytic number theory, with his law on the distribution of prime numbers. See DSB VIII pp. 135-143.Norman catalogue 1325; Parkinson Breakthroughs p. 231

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        Atlas du Rhin de Bonn jusqu'a Bale .. - Atlas van den Rhyn van Bonn tot Bazel, in XXXVI afgezette aan - een - sluitende Kaarten ..

      Amsterdam, Holtrop (ohne Jahresangabe ), um 1798.. 2 gefalt. Titelblätter, 1 doppelblattgr. altkol. Übersichtskarte und 36 altkol. Kupferstichkarten ( je ca. 16,5 x 16,5), jeweils von Einzelplatten gedruckt, kl.- 8°, (18 x 10 cm.). Ppbd. d. Zeit ( mit Abrieb ). Koemann, Hol. 1 ( = einziger bei Holtorf erschieneer Atlas.) Die Karten sind plattengleich mit dem bereits 1735 bei Schenk erschienenem Atlas: "Le Flambaeu de la Guerre". Hellwig, Mittelrhein Nr. 86. ( Die Ausgabe bei Schenk ) - Die Einzelkarten lassen sich zu einer großen Gesamtkarte zusammensetzen ( Gesamtgröße ca. 148 x 66 cm.) und umfassen das Gebiet Bonn - Herborn im Norden und Montbiliard - Basel - Schaffhausen im Süden. Die Einzelkarten sind zugleich genaue kleine Gebietskarten. Bis auf den schlichten Einband ein sehr gut erhaltener Taschenatlas! - Sehr seltene Ausgabe. Kein Exemplar - außer diesem - auf deutschen Auktionen seit 1990.

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        Proofs of a Conspiracy Against All the Religions and Government of Europe, Carried on in the Secret Meetings of Free Masons, Illuminati,,and Reading Societies

      T. Dobson, 1798. Hardcover bound in full brown leather, 391 pages. This is the 3rd edition on 1798 to which has a postscript added. This edition was printed in Philadelphia for T. Dobson. The leather cover is worn and scuffed, the underlying boards are exposed at the corners, joints of the spine cracking but the inside is still solid, leather has fine cracks along the spine that tend to obscure the faded gilt title. Inside there is a damp stain near the head of the spine that markedly decreases on the following paged and is nearly gone by the start of the text, all paper is a bit age toned with occasional foxing, lightly soiled with heavier soiling of the end papers, title page hosts two previous owner's names - one stamped and a different name hand written. Images available. USPS tracking used on all domestic shipments. This book weighs approximately 1.6 pounds and may need additional postage for Priority or International shipment.. Third Edition. Full-Leather. Good.

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        Athenian Letters: Or, the Epistolary Correspondance of an Agent of the King of Persia, Residing at Athens during the Peloponnesian War. A new Edition; to which is prefixed a Geographical Index. In two Volumes. Illustrated with Engravings, and a Map of Ancient Greece. 1-2.

      - London, T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1798. 4to. Engr. portrait,+ iii-lxii,+ (2),+ 436 pp.+ fold. engr. map,+ 7 engr. plates; engr. portrait,+ iii-xv,+ (1 blank),+ 466 pp.+ 5 engr. plates. Minor ink-spots on pp. 412-413 in part one, and a minor hole in margin through pp. 241-242 in part two. Well preserved contemporary green half morocco, gilt spines with raised bands, yellow edges. Two volumes. The work of a group of English writers, each letter being signed by an initial indicating the author, as follows: P.-Phillip Yorke, Earl of Hardwicke; C.-Charles Yorke: R.-Georg Henry Rooke, also John Green. Originally published in 4 volumes in 1741-43, later edition in 1810. A work that for many years had a considerable vogue and went through several editions. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Ueber Georgianische Litteratur.

      Wien, Trattner, 1798.. circa 18,3 x 12 cm. 286 SS., 1 gefaltete Tafel Halb-Leinen um 1900. Vater 139 (erster Titel); nicht bei Zaunmüller (und auch keine früheren Titel). Seltene erste grosse Monographie über die Literatur der Georgier von dem Linguisten und Jesuiten Franz Karl Alter (1749-1804), der in Prag und später in Wien als Bibliothekar arbeitete und orientalische Sprachen, Griechisch und Diplomatik lehrte. Ein Lexikon des Georgischen bzw. Grusinischen war bereits von Paolini verfasst worden, eine Grammatik von Maggio. Dagegen bemerkt Alter hier im Vorwort: "Georgianische Litteraturkunde ist noch ein zu bearbeitendes Feld in der allgemeinen Litteraturgeschichte. Materialien zu sammeln zu dieser Georgianischen Litteraturgeschichte hab ich mir angelegen sein lassen. Ich will dem Publikum liefern, was von Georgianischer Litteratur in Handschriften, und in gedruckten Ausgaben existiret". - Die grosse Tafel zeigt ein Alphabet in grusinischen Schriftzeichen. - Titel verso alt gestempelt (ausgeschieden). Vorsatz mit gestochenem Wappen-Exlibris von "Christophorus abbas Luccensis".

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        A Journey From Bengal To England, Through The Northern Part Of India, Kashmire, Afghanistan, And Persia, And Into Russia, By The Caspian-Sea

      London: Printed For R.Fauldere, 1798., 1798. 2 Volumes. 4to. pp. 1 p.l., [v]-xiv, [1 leaf], 315; 1 p.l., 297. lacking half-titles. folding engraved map (frontis.). new half calf over 19th century marbled bds., endpapers retained (dampstain to lower portion of map). tipped-in printed slip: 'With the compliments of Sewell Elliot, Entomologist, New York City'. former owner's signature on paste-downs: Charles A.Ray, 1886. First Edition. In 1782-84, Forster, a civil servant of the East India Company at Madras, set out on an overland journey from Calcutta through Cashmere, Afghanistan, Herat, Khorassan, and Mazanderan, and across the Caspian Sea into Russia, a remarkable journey at that time. In Russia he toured the Volga River to Moscow and St. Petersburg. Forster's narrative includes sketches of Hindu mythology and an abbreviated history of the 'Rohilahs, Shu-Jah-Ud-Dowlah, and Sicques'. Nerhood 109.. F.

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        Document signed with a wooden stamp ("Yo El Rey") and with evidence of a royal paper and wax seal

      Aranjuez Folio (288 x 210 mm.). [3] ff.. 23 February 1798 Decree confirming Pedro Inocencio Bejarano as bishop of Buenos Aires, succeeding the late Manuel de Azamor y Ramírez. Written in a cursive hand. With, in addition to the stamped royal signature, those of various witnesses. Stitched.

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        Voyage of Discovery to the North Pacific Ocean, and Round the World. performed in the years 1790, 1791, 1792, 1793, 1794, and 1795, in the Discovery sloop of war, and armed tender Chatham.

      London Printed for G.G. and J. Robinson, and J. Edwards 1798 - One of the Most Important Voyages of the Eighteenth Century VANCOUVER, George. A Voyage of Discovery to the North Pacific Ocean, and round the World.performed in the years 1790, 1791, 1792, 1793, 1794, and 1795, in the Discovery sloop of war, and armed tender Chatham.London: Printed for G.G. and J. Robinson, and J. Edwards, 1798. First edition. Three quarto volumes (11 1/2 x 9 1/8 inches; 294 x 234 mm.) plus folio atlas volume (22 x 16 3/4 inches; 560 x 430 mm). [8], xxix, [1, blank], [2, ads], [4, contents], [2, list of plates], 432; [10], 504; [10], 505, [3, errata] pp. Eighteen engraved plates, one of which is a map. Complete with half-titles and errata. Ten folding maps and six plates of profiles in the atlas volume. Text volumes bound in contemporary speckled calf, all volumes uniformly rebacked to style. With double blind ruled borders. Spines each with a blue calf label, and a red morocco label, stamped and lettered in gilt. Edges speckled brown. Marbled endpapers. Boards are a bit scuffed and bumped. Volume I with some minor worming to lower margin, mainly a single hole and not affecting text. Remnants of previous owner's old ink inscription on half-title of volume I, now mostly rubbed away. Front inner hinge of volume II is split but still firm. Volume II with a minor dampstain to for edges which shows slightly to bottom margin of a few pages and a bit darker on final blank. Volume II has a few pages (283-286) with a crease through the middle affecting text of a few lines. Plates with some light foxing and pages facing the plates a bit toned. Otherwise text is extremely clean. Atlas bound in half modern speckled calf over marbled boards. Boards lightly soiled. A few folding maps with minor repairs and small tears to creases, with no loss. Plate 5 map with a 3-inch closed tear at inner margin, also with no loss. Overall, an excellent set; tall, clean and complete. "Vancouver, who had served on Cook's third voyage, was made commander of an expedition whose express purpose was to reclaim wherever possible British rights to the Northwest Coast of America. Vancouver sailed to the Pacific via Australia, where he discovered and charted King George Sound and Cape Hood, passed Van Deiman's Land, and visited New Zealand, Hawaii and the Northwest Coast. During the course of three seasons, he surveyed Alaska and the Northwest Coast, investigated the Strait of Juan de Fuca, discovered the strait of Georgia, and circumnavigated Vancouver Island. He visited San Francisco, Monterey, and other Spanish settlements in Alta California ' (Graff). "His voyage is important not only for the magnificent charts and splendid views that accompanied it, but also for the valuable and extensive amount of information that it provided on the Spanish settlements, the Indian tribes, and the physical features of the countries that he visited. It is one of the 'classics' of late eighteenth-century geographical literature" (Howell). "Of all modern exploring voyages to the Pacific those of Cook, La Perouse and Vancouver were the most important" (Howes). Cowan, p. 655. Graff 4456. Hill I, p. 303. Howes V23. Sabin 98443. HBS 67526. $52,500 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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